Bali welcomed 2.67 million foreign tourists visit during January to October 2013 an increase of 9.59 percent over the same period in previous year, which recorded 2.43 million people.
“They mostly come through Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali using a direct flight from the country, only 20,371 people who come through the sea port using a cruise ship, said the Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali Gede Suarsa in Denpasar, Monday.
Suarsa said that Bali set the goal to be able to attract foreign tourists visit as many as 2.8 million people during 2013, lower than the actual visit in 2012, which recorded 2.94 million people.
The target positively can be achieved, given the provincial government of Bali compensate it with other promotional efforts that is more intensive to potential countries supplying tourists to the island.
“The rest of the two months, in November and December, we are optimistic to reach the rest of the shortage of 127, 691 people for the 2013 target is reached and even surpassed the target, regarding the booming at end of year, visit” said Gede Suarsa.
Gede Suarsa added that out of the ten countries supplying tourists to Bali, eight countries decrease and only two countries that showed improvement.
The two countries are Chinese tourists increased by 3.87 percent and 8.18 percent of Taiwanese. While the eight countries where people traveled to Bali drop include Australia 16.38 percent, Japan 9.03 percent, Malaysia 9.30 percent, South Korea 10.61 percent, France 5.73 percent, Singapore 11.87 percent, the U.K 13.61 percent and 10.96 percent from the United States.